Justyna Kasprzycka (POL) went over 1.97m at Saturday’s high jump final in Moscow 2013 Athletics World Championships, which gave her the 6th place. The same 1.97m gave bronze medals, ex aequo, to  and Anna Chicherova (RUS) – the London 2012 Olimpics’ gold medallist, and Ruth Beitia (ESP), who both cleared the height on their first attempts. Kasprzycka had to keep calm until her third attempt and she did, which resulted in beating her personal best by 2cm!

On everyday basis, Justyna Kasprzycka works with coach Dawid Pyra, who’s also the personal trainer cooperating with 52Challenges. Last season, Justyna had a serious progress block and couldn’t go beyond the level of jumping that would satisfy her. “I have to admit I was thinking about ending my career at that point,” – she said after this year’s Poland nationals.

Yet, thanks to her unbridled ambition, hard work, and her coach’s support, the crisis has been resolved. Justyna faced the challenge: she won the nationals, she debuted in World Championships ending the competition at the 6th place, being so close to the medal, and beating her personal best.

Now that’s inspiring for all of us struggling with our own challenges!

Our congratulations on the remarkable success and best regards for both Justyna and her coach.

About Cathy Patalas

The sports soul and the alleged specialist in words of 52Challenges.com. The main 52C Blog writer. A diligent student at the English Department of the University of Wroclaw, majoring in applied linguistics. An ex-acrobat and aerobic gymnast with the 13-year long experience in „training for winning”. A multiple medallist of Poland nationals in acrobatic gymnastics, and academic nationals in aerobic gymnastics. A fan of gymnastics of every existing type. Personally, finds making everyday choices in a healthy lifestyle even more demanding a challenge than making everyday sacrifices in the athlete’s lifestyle.